Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the sixteenth entry in the Call of Duty series and is also a soft reboot of the Modern Warfare series. The story has been described to be more darker and realistic than previous Call of Duty games. It will be set in a separate timeline away from the other Modern Warfare games (however, characters such as Captain Price and other fan favorites from the series will be making a return). The game was officially revealed on May 30, 2019, and is set to release on October 25, 2019.Watch live video from Call of Duty on www.twitch.tv
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- Call of Duty City Franchises Revealed
Activision has announced the final three teams that will compete in the new franchise league.
NRG Esports brings Call of Duty to Chicago, ReKTGlobal to operate London team, Aquilini Group to lead Seattle organization.
The Chicago, London and Seattle franchises will be joining 2 Los Angeles teams, Atlanta, Florida, Minnesota, Dallas, Paris, Toronto and New York in the 12 city league for it’s inaugural season in 2020.
“We aspire for Call of Duty to be one of the biggest and best leagues on the planet. The addition of best-in-class organizations in Chicago, London, and Seattle is a strong step toward this ambition,” said Johanna Faries, Commissioner of Call of Duty Esports at Activision Blizzard Esports. “Alongside nine previously announced teams in Atlanta, Dallas, Florida, Los Angeles (2), Minnesota, New York, Paris, and Toronto, we are honored to partner with incredible organizations that share our commitment to delivering epic experiences for players and fans around the world.”
“NRG has loved Call of Duty and the competitive pro and amateur scene for a long time now. The formation of the new Call of Duty esports league provided the perfect opportunity for the org to jump in,” said Andy Miller, founder and CEO of NRG Esports and the upcoming Chicago team. “The prospect of having Chicago written across our teams’ chests was the icing on the cake. We hope to transfer our winning formula from the San Francisco Shock of the Overwatch League to the new Call of Duty esports league and our Chicago team.”
“On behalf of the entire ReKTGlobal organization, we are thrilled that we’ve landed the London team for Call of Duty,” added Amish Shah, Founder and Chairman of ReKTGlobal, Inc., operator of the upcoming London team. “My co-founder, Dave Bialek, and I feel that some of the most enthusiastic esports fans are based in London and we are not only excited but welcome the challenge to represent the city, while gaining larger visibility and growing our brand within the UK. Our core UK team is eager to bring the championship home with the support of the community, their family and friends, and investors. Wealso have a number of surprises in store for the fans so get your popcorn ready and join us on our championship journey.”
“Esports has shown extraordinary growth and we’re excited to continue to be at the forefront with a new Call of Duty esports team. We are thrilled with the performance of the Vancouver Titans in the Overwatch League in their inaugural season, and with the continued support and expertise of our partners at Luminosity and Enthusiast Gaming, we believe the new Call of Duty esports league is also well positioned for success,” said Francesco Aquilini, Managing Director of the Aquilini Group, operator of the Seattle team. “Along with the Titans, we look forward to continuing our engagement with the esports community in the Pacific Northwest with this new Seattle-based Call of Duty team, and delivering on our goal to create first-class fan experiences.”
Seattle’s partnership includes Luminosity Gaming, a mainstay in the Call of Duty World League. NRG Esports also operates San Francisco Shock in the Overwatch League. ReKTGlobal is the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue.
- Modern Warfare Gunsmith Workbench AK-47 Conversions
In this video I show how you can use the Modern Warfare Gunsmith Workbench to modify the AK-47 into other weapons. The gun easily turns into an AK-74.
There are multitudes of attachments for every weapon. You unlock it in multiplayer it carries over to single player and back and forth. Very cool addition to the Call of Duty game. I can’t wait to play with this every day.
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare Perks
There are 15 known perks for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We were flown out to play the game early in Los Angeles July 30th, 2019. While we were there we captured some great gameplay and here is a list of the perks that were available to us:
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an upcoming first-person shooter video game that is being developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It will serve as the sixteenth overall installment in the Call of Duty series as well as a “soft reboot” of the Modern Warfare sub-series. It is scheduled to be released on October 25, 2019, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game is set to take place in a realistic and modern setting. For the first time in the franchise’s history, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will support cross-platform multiplayer. Activision has also confirmed that the franchise’s traditional season pass had been scrapped, enabling the company to distribute free post-launch content to all players.
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The game’s multiplayer has been revised to allow for more tactical gameplay, including a focus on map exploration, door breaching, and a night-vision mode that removes the HUD. The mini-map has been removed in favor of a compass-style marker. Multiplayer also features the return of Killstreaks, more recent Call of Duty titles having used Scorestreaks instead. The online modes allow for a larger range of players within a map than previous installments, with a new mode called “Ground War” featuring over 100 players, while conversely another new mode, “Gunfight”, tasks two teams of two players against each another in a match lasting forty seconds per round. The game includes an extensive weapons customisation system, such as allowing some guns to hold over 40 attachments. The introduction of multiplayer matches has also been revamped; while in previous titles players would remain motionless on the map as a timer would count to zero, players will instead be flown into the map via helicopter as part of an animation.
Modern Warfare will be the first game in the series since 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts not to feature a Zombies mode, instead featuring the co-op Spec Ops mode present in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Spec Ops mode shares its narrative with both the campaign and multiplayer.
Modern Warfare will be “heavy on troubling, realistic emotional moments”, being compared to the thematic elements of the controversial “No Russian” mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The plot will feature a unified narrative across the campaign, co-op, and multiplayer modes.
The game will feature the return of Captain Price (portrayed by Barry Sloane rather than Billy Murray, who previously voiced him) from the previous Modern Warfare games; however, the character has been rebooted. One of the villains is a rogue Russian general inspired by Apocalypse Now’s Colonel Kurtz.
The player controls Sergeant Kyle Garrick, a former British Army officer, for the first half of the campaign and then shifts to Alex, a CIA officer, in the second half of the campaign. The game also features Farrah, the leader of the rebel fighters, who is a non-playable character.
The game was developed by Infinity Ward, following their 2016 entry Infinite Warfare, and continuing in the “three year development cycle” tradition for the franchise. Beenox, Raven Software and High Moon Studios provided additional development. The game uses a brand-new engine for the series, allowing for the use of more detailed environments, advanced photogrammetry and rendering, better volumetric lighting, and the use of ray tracing. On May 30, the game’s official trailer and release date were unveiled. According to narrative director Taylor Kurosaki, Captain Price will be featured in a retconned narrative “where the events in the previous Modern Warfare timeline have not occurred.”
Studio art director Joel Emslie described the game’s narrative as “much more grown-up [and] mature”, designed to elicit a more intimate and emotional response from players through a depiction of conflict based on contemporary events (such as terror attacks in London and the Syrian Civil War) rather than the original trilogy’s reliance on bombastic set pieces. Campaign gameplay director Jacob Minkoff expressed his desire for video games to go further in exploring otherwise traditionally taboo topics in the medium, noting that television series and films such as Homeland, American Sniper, and Sicario told “relatable, realistic, relevant, and provocative stories that really touch people.” In avoiding telling such stories insensitively, consultants were brought in from multiple cultures; for example, conflict related to the Middle East in the game is located in the fictional country Urzikstan rather than based on any specific real-life location. Half of the game has been described as having morally complex choices, and the narrative has resulted in making several playtesters cry.
Some controversial aspects of the game were removed prior to its release as the developers were unsure of how much potential emotional discomfort they wanted to effect; this included a line in which a Russian soldier ponders handing over a captured girl to his commanding officer, implying pedophilia.
Following previews at E3 2019, the game was subject to some controversy in response to it tackling realistic and mature subject matter, such as presenting child soldiers and the ability to shoot civilians (of which included infants). Escapist Magazine’s Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw described the gameplay demonstration as “fifteen minutes of cold intense ruthless killing” and IGN felt it was the most divisive game of the event.
Other critics also gave mixed opinions. Recalling the past successes of video games as a medium to provide social commentary on war and conflict, such as Spec Ops: The Line, This War of Mine, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Emma Kent of Eurogamer criticized a level in which the player controls a child soldier, which she felt inappropriately merged sensitive subject matter and over-dramatized violence into a boss fight, creating “a Frankensteinian, dissonant mess.” Kent described another level involving a stealth operation inside a building as having a “heavy-handed” emphasis on avoiding civilian collateral damage, although praised it as “a good exploration of the way terrorists are embedded within civilian communities.” Cade Onder of GameZone similarly commented on the civilian collateral damage and child soldier level, opining that the former lacked tension because there was only one civilian present, thereby only granting the illusion of choice, and the latter turning “an otherwise very real and grounded moment […] into a very video game-y moment.” Also comparing it to Spec Ops: The Line, Onder reflected on whether killing too many civilians would merely result in a game over, causing ludonarrative dissonance, and how the linearity of the game may prevent it from reaching its narrative ambitions.
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Additional work by Raven Software, Beenox and High Moon Studios
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- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare First Look
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25th, 2019 for XBOXOne, PS4, and PC.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25th, 2019 for XBOXOne, PS4, and PC.
- The game will be cross play enabled with all 3 platforms.
- Some content will be available first on PS4 for 1 week, details of what this content is has not been disclosed as of yet.
- The game will contain at least 3 modes: Multiplayer, Single player campaign, and Co-op campaign.
- There will NOT be a season pass and all maps will be available for free to everyone.
As more news becomes confirmed, this post will be updated.
Exclusives For Pre-Orders
“All Ghillied Up” Operator Pack
Named for the infamous flashback campaign mission in the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where you, playing as Lieutenant John Price (prior to being made Captain), must utilize camouflage and sniping tactics as you encroach the outskirts of the Ukranian city of Pripyat.
Operator Name: Grinch
Themed Operator Skin: Full sniper ghillie suit.
Cosmetic Weapon Variant: Bolt-action sniper rifle, in camouflage with additional netting and suppressor, and what seems to be coordinates scratched on the surface of the weapon above the trigger, near the bolt carrier.
“Crew Expendable” Operator Pack
Paying homage to the second campaign mission from the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, where you, playing as Sergeant John “Soap” MacTavish, board an Estonian ship in the Bering Strait, as part of a clandestine raid by British Special Forces in an attempt to locate and obtain a rogue nuclear device.
Operator Name: Otter
Themed Operator Skin: Special operations with gas mask.
Cosmetic Weapon Variant: Short-barreled pump-action shotgun designed “for close encounters”; in fact, the phrase is scratched into the stock. The weapon also comes with oil and surface markings.
“War Pig” Operator Pack
Sharing the name with the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare mission where you, playing as Marine Sergeant Paul Jackson, lead a charge to push back an enemy counterattack and secure a tank (the “War Pig” in question).
Operator Name: Wyatt
Themed Operator Skin: Ground infantry Desert camouflage with tac vest.
Cosmetic Weapon Variant: Pistol with a lightweight custom trigger, flared magwell, grip with custom stippling, accessory rail (for mounting lasers or flashlights), and “War Pig” etched into the slide.
Custom In-Game Tactical Knife*: Available in all of the Digital Editions is this in-game bladed melee weapon with “Limited Edition” label, acid etching on the blade, and a contoured custom grip.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Prestige Token**: Pre-order any Digital Edition and get a Prestige Token redeemable in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
3,000 Call of Duty Points†: You receive these Call of Duty Points in the Operator Enhanced Digital Edition.
There are currently two editions:
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Standard Edition featuring the base game.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Precision Edition (only available in select regions) featuring the base game, Steelbook, KontrolFreek Call of Duty: Modern Warfare-branded Performance Thumbsticks and Controller Skin, and the in-game content from the Digital Operator Edition* listed above (except for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Prestige Token). In addition, GameStop customers in the United States receive a GameStop Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) Animated Calling Card‡.
Additional Intel: Don’t Be Kept in the Dark
Be sure to check back here at the Activision Games Blog in the coming days and weeks for the latest Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® announcements and content.
Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now. You can also go to CallofDuty.com and select your preferred Edition*.
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